We began our day relatively early in order to beat the crowds of tourists at the gondola. By leaving our home at 8:30 am, we were able to make it to Squamish before 10 am (which is when this attraction opens). Since the parking lot was quite full, we were forced to park in the free lot which required us to take a short hike to reach the gondola. After receiving my first stamp at the base of the mountain, I was given a set of three questions that I would have to answer at the summit in order to receive my second stamp.
We stepped into our gondola and were treated to a magnificent view of Howe Sound as we enjoyed a ten minute ride that ascended 885 m to the Summit Lodge. I definitely recommend this lovely ride for the spectacular sights that it provides; however, if the $35.95 ticket price is too steep for your liking, you can always hike the Sea to Summit trail for free!
Once I had answered my three questions, received my second stamp, and had taken enough pictures of the gorgeous area, my fiance and I were able to enjoy a scrumptious meal of a cheeseburger, gourmet hot dog, and fries. While the food was so-so, the panoramic view we enjoyed of Howe Sound, the Chief, and Sky Pilot Mountain from the patio was unparalleled.
Crop Top // Topshop
Shorts // Zara
New Balance Sneakers // Little Burgundy
Sunglasses // Ray-Ban
Necklace // Singapore
Bag // Vintage
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend-- B.C. is presently experiencing a big heat wave and I'm looking forward to my first BBQ tonight (as well as a turn in the hot tub)!